TMT 6, and PowerDVD 12 versions w/Blu-Ray support do go on sale now and then. WinDVD Pro 11 is on sale now for $50.
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Last edited by usually_quiet; 26th Feb 2013 at 15:47.
RE DVDFab Media Player
From their webpage
Compare versions:DVDFab Media Player offers 30 days free evaluation period, during which, all the features are activated. After 30 days, you need purchase it for continuous use, or it shall become the free version. Meanwhile, the starting year is $49.99, no lifetime option is offered, the $9.99/year renewal fee covers all the upcoming new features, like 3D playback, and all the major upgrades. If you do not renew it after one term, it shall become the free version, too.
Free Version - Play Other Video Files, Play Blu-ray & DVD ISO Files
Paid Version - plus Play Blu-ray & DVD Discs, Free Upgrade, 48-hour Guaranteed E-mail Support
Last edited by JoeBolden; 26th Feb 2013 at 20:22.
I remember some dvds coming with playing software, is that true for BR disks?
PowerDVD 10, plus PowerDirector 9, Cyberlink's burning software and a trial of their photo software. The software may increase the price of the item by $10 to $20 above where it would be otherwise.
I have a burner that came with the above software. PowerDVD 10 and PowerDirector 9 are incompatible with Windows 8, but functional for Windows 7. I don't know about the other items. I uninstalled them immediately. I'm trying PowerDVD 12, and it seems slightly better in terms of picture quality.
Some burners may come with full BD software player versions or as a package price. Be sure to read the fine print because others will only have 30 or 60 day trial versions and oems most likely have none. EDITED Exception some Pioneer OEM models will come with older standard version of Power DVD 10
Last edited by JoeBolden; 27th Feb 2013 at 16:45.
In the case of the Pioneer models that come with software, OEM software means the software isn't to be sold separately from the burner. The software Pioneer currently supplies with these select models is not a trial version, except for PhotoDirector.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 27th Feb 2013 at 14:40.
Read the reviews PowerDVD 10 is old last update is 2012-02-20 only benefit is a discount mainly to upgrade for $35.95 to Pro 12 $19 off sale price
PowerDVD 10 Standard/Deluxe Updates: This update file updates PowerDVD 10 Standard/Deluxe to PowerDVD 10 Standard/Deluxe build 3715. For PowerDVD retail and online purchase versions only. To check the updates for hardware bundled versions, click here for instructions.
What's the difference between update and upgrade?
Current sale prices as of this reply
PowerDVD 12 Full Version upgrade $63.95 Save $1.00
Ultra $ 124.93 $ 64.95 Blu-ray with Dolby 7.1, DVD and TrueTheater
SAVE $60 Incl. PowerDVD Mobile (iOS/Android) & Remote Valued at $24.98 BONUS MediaEspresso 6.5 ($39.95) +NEW PowerDVD Mobile for Windows 8
Pro $ 79.95 $ 54.95 Blu-ray (Dolby 5.1 only), DVD and TrueTheater Upgrade price $ 35.95 Save $19.00
BONUS MediaEspresso 6.5 ($39.95)
Standard PowerDVD 12 $49.95 no upgrade price and does not support Blu-ray playback
Last edited by JoeBolden; 28th Feb 2013 at 07:53.
The Pioneer BDR-208DBK with no software has been selling for $70 at newegg.com and the Pioneer BDR-2208, which can use more types of media and comes with PowerDVD 10 costs $80 at newegg.com.
If someone needs a good Blu-Ray burner and has Windows 7, the OEM software included with the Pioneer BDR-2207 and BDR-2208 models is an inexpensive way to get a decent, proven player, that works with recently released Blu-Ray discs after updating (not upgrading). The OEM software instructs the user to install updates if it detects that it can't play the disc correctly without one. After installing such a software update, Cyberlink PowerDVD 10 played the Blu-Ray of "Brave" without a hitch. As a point of reference an LG 2012 model BP-220 Blu-ray player was unable to play the same disc properly without a firmware update.
Upgrading the OEM PowerDVD 10 software I have to PowerDVD 12 Ultra, Cyberlink's more advanced 3D version, currently costs $39.95. Since I run a dual-boot system for Windows 7 and Windows 8, it may be a worthwhile purchase.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 28th Feb 2013 at 09:48.
Baldrick Your right pure crap website has ads for WinX DVD whatever crap and is the same company
If you google digiarty(dot)com the second result is Digiarty Software winxdvd(dot)com (I won't even provide a hot link).
But if you go there and click products-> WinX Blu-ray Decrypter They have this message "Sorry, the software is invalid."
WinX software has been discussed on the forum for a few years now I would think if any of them were worth listing in the tools section, Baldrick would have done so.
MediaPortal can now play your unencrypted Blu-ray discs, including the menus, extras, etc! Development will still be ongoing because BD-J (Blu-ray Java discs) aren't supported (yet) but for now you can enjoy the best video & audio quality right within MediaPortal, without the need of an external video player (like PowerDVD or TotalMedia Theatre) or a separate Blu-ray player. Besides the playback of encrypted Blu-ray discs there are a few other limitations at the moment about which you can read more in our Wiki.
Last edited by mzso; 13th Mar 2013 at 05:43.
So you can't just load a blu-ray/blu-ray folder?
It's still a lot more than any other FOSS.